Some Dems Fear Kanye West Will Take Votes Away from Biden and Help Trump

With a stunning July 4th tweet, Rapper Kanye West claimed he is “running for President of the United States.”

The Rapper and business mogul tweeted:

We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/1279575273365594112?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1279575273365594112%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.yahoo.com%2Fentertainment%2Fkanye-west-announces-2020-presidential-bid-in-bizarre-4th-of-july-tweet-035952465.html

West has been known for making wild, provocative claims and it’s unclear at this point whether he’s serious or trolling.

However, that has not stopped Twitter users from speculating on the potential impact if West is serious.

Many Democrats expressed fear that West would take votes away from Biden, similar to how Jill Stein is believed to have hurt Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Here is some of the reaction:

Kanye running for President! Now I love his musical legacy and I got a few pair of Yeezy’s but…. is this an attempt to split the vote, take votes away from Biden so Trump can win again? I mean you’ve been known to wear a maga hat

https://twitter.com/TamiRoman/status/1279612404951703554?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1279612404951703554%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.yahoo.com%2Fentertainment%2Fkanye-west-announces-2020-presidential-bid-in-bizarre-4th-of-july-tweet-035952465.html

Is Kanye going to try to pull votes from Biden?

Kanye West isn’t trying to be President — He’s trying to take enough votes away from Biden to elect Trump. We see you, @kanyewest

https://twitter.com/jdice03/status/1279743458006065153?s=20

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It doesn’t matter if he’s having some sort of episode, plugging an album, trying to steal votes from Biden to help Trump win, or serious about becoming president despite having missed many filing deadlines, Kanye West needs to **** all the way off for announcing a POTUS run today

Why are people so damn dumb? Kanye West is running for President to help Trump. He wants people to write in his name on ballots to siphon votes from Biden. I’m so tired of the blatant stupidity in this country. I can’t take this shit anymore!

https://twitter.com/SurfingBlue2020/status/1279605547054981121?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1279605547054981121%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.yahoo.com%2Fentertainment%2Fkanye-west-announces-2020-presidential-bid-in-bizarre-4th-of-july-tweet-035952465.html

Kanye West is obviously Trump’s desperation plan to take votes from Biden. This is like Biden convincing David Duke to run for President. Hopefully Americans don’t fall for this disgusting trick.

The betting market of PredictIt has created a “Will Kanye West run for president in 2020?” market and so far most putting their money in the game believe he won’t.

However a substantial number also believe he will.